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Petersburg Assembly votes 6-1 againts opt out option


By Kyle Clayton

Sentinel writer

The Petersburg Borough Assembly voted 6-1 against adding an opt-out option and other questions to October’s ballot and unanimously voted in its second reading for a marijuana ordinance that largely reflects the borough’s alcohol ordinance.

The Borough Assembly will take additional public comment and vote for the marijuana ordinance in its third and final reading at its next meeting this month.

The assembly’s vote doesn’t guarantee an opt-out option is off the table. According to the ballot measure and state regulations, a citizen’s initiative is a...

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